Art #18 | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oak aged blend of Berliner Weisse beers & brett beers. 25% raspberry berliner (Art 5.5), 25% Somer Weisse, 50 % brett ale, 100% barrel aged. Sour, fruity and citrusy!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
12
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sheldon for bringing this to March Madness 2015. Gearing up for March Madness 2017 as I write this review.

Comes across an interesting color, a darker orange, I was expecting pink in this one, but no. I guess I focused on that raspberry reference on the sticker first and foremost since they listed it that way. Good mild bretty notes and berry, dusty yet fresh.

Taste, drops a good mixture of brett dryness perceptible moreso on the backend, (or mouth feel) with berry dust, tart and sour. Seems more like a golden base, but the color says there is more malt wise going on. Plenty of carbonation and a little less acidity.

I dunno what the availability on things like this are, but if it was ~$20 and on a shelf, I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up again.

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Photo of HumanParaquat
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

3/10/14 vintage. Pours a hazy, burnt orange with a loose head that quickly dissipates into a soapy slick. Nose expresses spice, berries and citric acid. Taste follows nose; however, the flavor profile is more appealing - citric acid and raspberry notes are also revealed. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation - pleasantly cared and acidic. Overall, a very interesting beer. Probably one of the best beers I've had from Nightshift to date.

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Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Big creamy fizzy 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace, hint of lacing, hazy dark orange slight tan color.

Nose is interesting, lots of tart sour funk, very fruit but hard to nail too much, light strawberry notes, general berry seed like, nice Brett funk, hint vinous like barrel notes, sour acidity.

Taste starts quite sour and acidic, big acetic acid, tangy funk, mild Brett funk, sour fruit, hint of strawberry and generic berry, little raspberry seed, earthy funk, vinous notes, musty. Finish brings more acidity, little tannic berry seed, more Brett funk, etc.

Mouth is med bod, nice effervescent carb, big acidity.

Overall decent, nothing special, fairly sour, decent funk, light strawberry, wish there was more, well any, barrel.

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Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros. Received in a trade.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a clear honey hue with a thin head that fades quickly to leave thin halo with a good cloud.

S - Aromas of raspberries, strawberries, brett funk, acid vinegar. Mostly it.

T - Taste is quite acidic, raspberry seeds, faint strawberries. Decent maybe second fill barrel notes. Very little funk to...Very acidic.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, tart, crisp.

O - Overall this beer was good, acidic, decent funk, Nice fruit. Solid

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Tbub18
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGsWo22
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baybum
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jfstilling
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of diamondlie
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Rlhinson2104
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Thanks to Chris F. for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottled on: 3/10/14.

Pours a murky honey orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is a nice blend of different beers that create solid sour fruit qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Papa_Lafayette
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

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Art #18 from Night Shift Brewing
4.17 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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